Bombshell: American Diplomats In Libya Made Repeated Requests For Security – But Were Denied

American diplomats serving in Benghazi made repeated requests for security this past year but were denied.

The information came from individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya and House Oversight Committee leaders included this information in their report today. The House Oversight Committee letter lists 13 attacks Libyan and incidents in the six months prior to the murder of Ambassador Stevens.

The House Oversight Committee also released photos of the badly damaged vehicle from the June attempt to assassinate the British Ambassador.

The AP reported:

American diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security for the consulate in Benghazi and were turned down by officials in Washington, leaders of a House committee said Tuesday.

In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chairman Darrell Issa and Rep. Jason Chaffetz said their information came from “individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya.”

Issa, R-Calif. and Chaffetz, R-Utah said the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months before Sept. 11.

The lawmakers said they plan a hearing on Oct. 10. They asked Clinton whether the State Department was aware of the previous incidents, and whether the level of security that was provided to the U.S. mission met the security threat, and how the department responded to requests for more security.

Referring to the Sept. 11 attacks, the letter said, “It was clearly never, as administration officials once insisted, the result of a popular protest.”

The State Department has declined to answer questions about whether extra security was sought by officials in Benghazi ahead of the Sept. 11 attack. Clinton did, however, discuss security on Sept. 18, when asked whether measures were appropriate.

“Let me assure you that our security in Benghazi included a unit of host government security forces, as well as a local guard force of the kind that we rely on in many places around the world,” she said.

“In addition to the security outside the compound, we relied on a wall and a robust security presence inside the compound. And with all of our missions overseas, in advance of September 11th, as is done every year, we did an evaluation on threat streams. And the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has said we had no actionable intelligence that an attack on our post in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

She added that diplomats “engage in dangerous work, and it’s the nature of diplomacy in fragile societies and conflict zones to be aware of the necessity for security but to also continue the important diplomatic work that has to go on.

White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to comment on House Republicans’ assertions that Libyan mission requested security before 9-11.

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  • Adirondack Patriot

    Just like the Army’s request for armored vehicles in Mogadishu in the “Blackhawk Down” incident.


    But we can give $450 million to the Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt. That we can afford.

  • Bill Mitchell

    And the media collectively yawns.

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  • mcnorman

    How can they look these families in the eye knowing that they betrayed their loved ones?

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  • Robodog7

    We could use Wikileaks about now.

  • pink tie Republican

    Of course, they were denied. We have to show the Libyan terrorists we respect tham and are their friends, otherwise they might, well, they might attack and kill our people!

  • l.barney

    Of course Carney the carney/huckster would not comment, after all, he is Obama’s man!

    insensitive lout!

  • Joanne

    It should be pretty clear that the Obama administration doesn’t care about the lives of those who serve the U.S. in any capacity. A dead American is just another bump in the road to them.

  • aGrimm

    Hillary: “Let me assure you that our security in Benghazi included a unit of host government security forces, as well as a local guard force of the kind that we rely on in many places around the world, like those vicious hot spots of FINLAND and CANADA where this policy works well.” she said.

    Clarified it for her.

  • TeachX3

    I cannot imagine the horror these families are going through…

  • bg


    September 14, 2012

    [Obama administration warned of possible
    attacks, but failed to take precautions

    [Sources close to U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration revealed that White House officials apparently received warnings that there were threats made to attack as many as seven U.S. missions in the Middle East, on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as early as September 4. Sources also revealed that additional warnings were received a few days later, with similar information, but that all of the warnings were largely ignored by the administration. Normally when such warnings are received by the administration, the threat level is raised at U.S. installations around the world. At this point, there is no evidence that the Obama administration communicated the warnings with Consular officials in Libya or Egypt in advance of attacks that took place Monday in Benghazi, Libya and Cairo, Egypt, leaving the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans dead, with eight others wounded, including some U.S. military personnel.]

    more at link, in connecting links and threads..

    Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith

    still haven’t heard mention of the deceased “bumps in
    the road” via the MSM or Obama or Clinton, anyone??

    scroll for a bit more here & here & here, and there’s still much more..


  • FurryGuy

    Absolutely no wonder why Barry’s campaign is so eagerly pushing social issues. If the truth of the utter incompetence, domestic and foreign policy, of the entire administration were to leak out to independent voters there would be no question of 2012 being a replay of Carter’s 1980 defeat.

    Alas and alack, the American Pravda propaganda complex known as the MSM is actively campaigning for the (D).

  • dba_vagabond_trader

    Obama lied Americans died.

    Hillary lied Americans died.

    Holder lied Americans died.

    Napolitano lied Americans died.

  • Militant Catholic

    Someone needs to get President Jay Z and First Lady Beyonce on the phone and find out what really happened in Libya.

  • Finncrisp

    The plot thickens. We have an incompetant Administration getting our people killed and making no apology for it. These people are cold and will stop at NOTHING to remain in control of our lives. 35 days , and we can end it? Are you in?

    There is no limit to the depths this administration will stoop to, or bow to for that matter. As long as the process weakens America, it is just fine with them.

  • democraps suck

    Obozo pays his mooslime brothers to kill Americans and goes to bed at night smiling knowing he is destroying this country….when he steals the election wait until our first and second amendment rights are gone…then there will be a civil war

  • kato

    A little light has made the subprimers at the White House go into hiding. Just like cockroaches.

    (Or as the great TC says: “Cockaroachas.”)

  • blackbush666

    The animals in this administration are no different from the ones that killed our ambassador.

  • Flintstone F.

    It’s getting way too big to continue to sweep under the rug.

    Obama and press are running out of things to hide behind.

    The entire country will be watching DU tomorrow. I hope Romney takes the time to highlight some questions about this most serious situation of a terrorist attack on our embassy and a cover up. Obama will be without a teleprompter. Great opportunity.

    Obama and Clinton are directly responsible for the deaths of 4 Americans. Chris, Tyrone, Glenn and Sean deserve better than a couple of inhuman political ideologues, trying to cover their asses during an election campaign.